Asked June 11, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

Hi, My bean seeds just started sprouting and have about two leaves, but something small is munching on the leaves! What could it be and what can I do about it?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

It could be several insects. There are cutworms, beetles, aphids (the small hole), etc. Your beans should be just fine as they seem to leave them alone once they get a little bigger. Keep checking on them. Should one or two die or disappear, just plant again. It doesn't seem to be severe enough to warrant any type of insecticide.